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Old 10-08-2019, 01:44 PM   #1
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what is the best way for Canadians to get internet when rving in the US

Hi All.
We have a Flagstaff 2020 epro 19fbs TT. First time trailer. Yehhh !
Being Canadian, we are planning to be rving in the southern states to avoid winter. Can anyone give some input into what would be a good method for us to have internet and cell phone while we are in the US. We are starting in Florida and work our way across the southern states to Arizona. Whats the best way to stay connected as Canadians.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:46 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:47 PM   #3
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You could get a Jetpack or just hotspot the phones.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:09 PM   #4
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Prepay Verizon.

Or, buy your own hotspot and just pay monthly.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:07 PM   #5
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I am from Canada and I use Roam Mobility to buy cell, text and data. I then use my phone as a hotspot. It covers pretty all of the US. Considering what we Canadians pay for cell and internet services I figure it is relatively cheap.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:17 PM   #6
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I suggest to check out Tracfone and have a SIM card shipped to you (or buy a kit on eBay).
You will need the SIM card before you can activate your phone.
Than pick the plan you want and activate it on line a day before you leave Canada.
Replace the SIM card in your existing phone when you cross the border.
We have done this for 4 years with no issues.
If you like the plan, get another SIM card before you leave the US because they expire if you donít top it up over the summer.
That way you will have one for the following year.
They also allow you to register 10 frequently called Canadian numbers and they will be classed as toll free numbers, so no long distance charges.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:01 PM   #7
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Canadians using phone in USA

Bell has a cell phone package that covers all of Canada and USA.
We took it in 2017 which included an Apple iPhone. The price then was $92.00 month.
This wonít get u internet tho.
The package includes unlimited phone and texts.
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My 2 Cents...Ö.Depending on how much and how often you need internet and also depending on how you use it (Streaming) and so forth.

FMCA has 2 unlimited data plans. (Verizon and Sprint) I think Verizon has the best deal but just another couple of options to consider
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:02 PM   #9
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After trying Verizon jet pack and a few other enquires to other providers we just went with our local provider, in our case Telus here in Western Canada. All said and done it is the easiest and although not sure about cheapest for us it was the way to go. Lots of data for our needs, easy set up, just phoned Telus and done. No changing phone numbers. Unlimited text and long distance calls. Lots of data.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:37 PM   #10
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Look at T Mobile's 55+ plans which include calls, texts and data along with connections at no extra charge between the US and Canada.
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I suggest to check out Tracfone and have a SIM card shipped to you (or buy a kit on eBay).
You will need the SIM card before you can activate your phone.
Than pick the plan you want and activate it on line a day before you leave Canada.
Replace the SIM card in your existing phone when you cross the border.
We have done this for 4 years with no issues.
If you like the plan, get another SIM card before you leave the US because they expire if you donít top it up over the summer.
That way you will have one for the following year.
They also allow you to register 10 frequently called Canadian numbers and they will be classed as toll free numbers, so no long distance charges.
We also use Tracfone ... instead of swapping sim cards, we just bought another phone for the US. Have had the same telephone # for 8 plus years. Do this by buying the yearly cards... good for 365 days. Currently have talk/text/data. We are not heavy users (take advantage of rv park wifi) so our 5 month cost usually under $200.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:37 PM   #12
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I should have added “the Bell package includes one gb of data”.
That’s all we need as we have internet with our tv plan in florida
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:29 PM   #13
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Bring a Mofi router, made in Canada, get the SIM of your choice. Get an outdoor yagi for fringe areas.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:39 PM   #14
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Do the same thing we do, Go on eBay and look for a verizon jetpack, model AC791L, don't spend more than fifty bucks. Call Verizon and get a prepaid unlimited chip for it for about 62 dollars a month. I can give you the name and phone number of my dealer and they will send you one with your first month. Unlimited, everywhere, as long as you can get cell service. We use it for streaming TV in the rig, and for Internet at home. Works great for us. I just call them up once a month to renew the plan and pay the fee.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:22 PM   #15
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As far as the internet goes, if you use a lot, buy a TOGO and do the 1 year prepaid for $360. They dont seem to throttle back and I stream TV and connect 6 devices.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:57 PM   #16
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Get youself a US phone

We struggled for a number of years to get internet and often had to visit fast food restaurants etc to access the internet, email etc. For the past two years we have carried a pay as you go, US cel phone with 10 Gb of data per month. To use your computer, iPad etc, just create a hot spot and use your data. This has solved the problem for us.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:26 PM   #17
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We stay in Sarasota,Fl for 3 months...Buy Bell Mobility Can/US package at $90.00+/- and Dish for TV and IN at the CG...
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:54 PM   #18
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I have a Rogers package that does all of North America for $95 per month: cellular, text, unlimited internet.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:29 AM   #19
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Verizon Visible prepay unlimited $40 / Month
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:38 AM   #20
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Sounds like that is throttled to 5mbs and only one device.
It depends on where the person travels, no Verizon at my house ATT only, 12 miles north Verizon only no ATT.
I like the un-throttled, unlimited devices AT&T plan better. But I have their tower near me just turned on in March.
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